Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fish FTW?!

tansparent headed pacific barreleye fish

"Oh, hai. Looking at you through the top of my freaking transparent head."

With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes--topped by green, orblike lenses--in a picture released today but taken in 2004.

The fish, discovered alive in the deep water off California's central coast by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is the first specimen of its kind to be found with its soft transparent dome intact...

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